The Hoyle Historic Homestead
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Can you believe this will be our 23rd Hoyle Historic Homestead Open House?
This year it takes place on Saturday, September 13 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. We will feature tours of the Hoyle House as well as a brief program, music, entertainment, re-enactors, vendors with lots of different wares and information, food and drinks and a table devoted to genealogy.
The cost to attend is zero… it’s free! Come on out and enjoy the hotdogs and fixings, t-shirts, baked goodies for sale (while admission is free we have to charge for the hotdogs and other food).
We will also be accepting donations to help us continue to restore the Hoyle Historic Homestead and any amount is always greatly appreciated.
The Hoyle Historic Homestead is located at 1214 Dallas Stanley Highway in Dallas, NC 28034-0235.
These are immediate needs for the Hoyle House which need donations. Please consider donating today to help take care of these problems.
Memorial Garden- which will have the available Hoyle tombstones fixed and placed in a fenced in area between the house and the barn. It will also have a bench which would allow two people to sit and reflect. It will be enclosed with a permanent white picket fence.
Gutters- rain is deteriorating the east porch and needs gutters on the upper level.
House security- the house needs to have five doors to secure the structure. Needs one door new and the other doors properly installed with deadbolts. This will not hinder long range planning for the building.
Walnut tree trimming- At present the large walnut tree next to the west porch has huge limbs hanging over the house and need cutting back to protect the building.
Exterior Stand alone Restrooms- This is a large capital expense and needs to be done soon so that we can have more events at the house. This is crucial to the future of the site.
Thank you for your consideration and interest in restoring the Hoyle Historic Homestead.
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More About The Hoyle Historic Homestead
The Hoyle Historic Homestead is Gaston County’s oldest home. It dates back to circa late 1700’s and is located at 1214 Dallas Stanley Highway in Dallas, NC 28034-0235.
A non-profit educational organization, The Hoyle Historic Homestead, Inc. seeks to restore and protect this home of Peter Hoyle, sometimes spelled Heil, Heyl or Hoyl in old documents. Hoyle was part of the 18th Century settling of the North Carolina Piedmont by German and Scot-Irish immigrants traveling the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road south through the Shenandoah Valley then into the Carolinas. (map courtesy of CSI/ISI.)
The home is important not only for its antiquity, but also for its construction. The house and outbuildings are on the site where Peiter Heyl was granted a land grant in 1754. The main house was built during the late 1700’s. It features rare corner post construction and is the only known remaining structure in North Carolina with this type of construction. This was also the site of Hoylesville, the first Federal Post Office in present day Gaston County.
The site was purchased by Hoyle Historic Homestead Inc., in 1991 to preserve and restore this very important part of regional history. In 1993 it was placed on the National Historical Register.
Join Us Today…
Consider joining as a member of the Hoyle Historic Homestead, Inc., as well as volunteering for our various projects related to restoring this building. Contact HHHI by clicking here to go to our contact page, click here to email us, or by writing to:Hoyle Historic Homestead, Inc. PO Box 235, Dallas, NC 28034-0235
The Hoyle Historic Homestead’s physical address is:1214 Dallas Stanley Highway
Dallas, NC 28034-0235